FEBRUARY 21 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 21 BIBLE LIFE

Prophet Samuel proved himself as a godly leader of Israel. He had served well, and he was not afraid to ask people to review his record. He called the elders of Israel and said, “Here I am. Witness against me before the Lord and before His anointed: Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I received any bribe with which to blind my eyes? I will restore it to you.” And they said, “You have not cheated us or...Read more
FEBRUARY 20 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 20 BIBLE LIFE

Peter wanted to know his stake with Jesus Christ, since he has compromised many things for the sake of pleasing him. Jesus responded to Peter’s request and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life” (Luke 18:29-30).   Lesson: Jesus is a skilled “Business Man,” and he knows the best way to...Read more
FEBRUARY 19 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 19 BIBLE LIFE

Saul was committed to his family and he was busy searching for his father’s missing horse, but God had a bigger plan for him. God instructed Prophet Samuel to anoint Saul and ordain him as the first king of Israel. The remarkable event unfolded thus: “…Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear the day before Saul came, saying, “Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him commander over my people Israel, that he may save my people from the...Read more
FEBRUARY 18 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 18 BIBLE LIFE

Jesus Christ explained the real meaning of humility and said, “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be...Read more
FEBRUARY 17 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 17 BIBLE LIFE

Israelites assumed that God would appreciate their sins and protect them from their enemies, but they were disappointed. Despite their attempt to bribe God with casual godliness, they were still punished! (Israelites brought God’s Ark of Covenant to a battlefield with the hope that the Creator would confirm his presence with them). God refused to defend the disobedient children, and that caused them to lose their treasured Ark of Covenant to their enemies. However, God honored his name among...Read more
FEBRUARY 16 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 16 BIBLE LIFE

Jesus Christ compared his second coming to Noah’s time: All things appeared to be going smoothly; therefore people paid less attention to God’s warning of repentance and obedience. Unfortunately, God had to destroy all people – except Noah’s family. Flood overtook the earth, and all people died! Jesus said, “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day...Read more
FEBRUARY 15 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 15 BIBLE LIFE

Hannah was barren; she prayed and asked God for a child, and she promised to dedicate any first child she has to him. Hannah said “LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head” (1 Samuel 1:11). God answered Hannah’s prayer, and she gave birth to a son called Samuel! The lady honored her promise, and she...Read more
FEBRUARY 14 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 14 BIBLE LIFE

Jesus Christ challenged Christians to forgive offenses – at all costs. He stated, “If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him” (Luke 17:3-4).   Lesson: Forgiveness has simple definition, and it means that we must pardon people that wrong us. We must all learn from God who sent his Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins so that...Read more
FEBRUARY 13 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 13 BIBLE LIFE

Ruth decided to stay with Naomi (her mother in law) after the death of her husband, despite the fact that Naomi was old and she had nothing-good left to offer. Ruth ignored Naomi’s persuasions, and she refused to turn back to her native land. She insisted and said, “Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And...Read more
FEBRUARY 12 BIBLE LIFE

FEBRUARY 12 BIBLE LIFE

Jesus Christ cautioned his disciples not to be involved in unjust riches, but they must seek pure wealth that glorify God. Jesus said “who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own? “No servant can serve two...Read more